They are owls.
They are owls.
We got the Potters yesterday, and today brings us the rest of Harry Potter’s power trio: Hermione (Noma Dumezweni) and Ron (Paul Thornley) with their daughter Rose (Cherrelle Skeete).
Good news for everyone who won’t be able to make it to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: the script for the play will be on sale July 31. That’s right after the official opening of the play. And on Harry’s birthday.
I was recently challenged to write a science piece about “Air Bud”. A nearly impossible task, you may think. You’d be right, nearly impossible. But when watching it for the first time today, I discovered a message at this movies heart that’s far more interesting than “Can a Dog play Basketball?”
Just in case your cold, cold heart needed any more evidence that other animals can have fun, watch this video of Beco, a 5-year-old elephant at the Columbus Zoo, play with a ball.
Harry Potter is getting a prequel, but it's not a book or movie about the Marauders at Hogwarts or the rise of Voldemort. Instead, it's a stage show about Harry Potter's life before he received that precious acceptance letter.
What does a culture look like when recreation is forbidden? The Baining, an indigenous group in Papua New Guinea, values work as the highest human ideal, and views play as domain of animals. This has led some anthropologists to deem them "unstudiable" because of their failure to do anything interesting. But a…
While American audiences are waiting for The Hunger Games to blaze into movie theaters, Filipino audiences are getting a different sort of dystopian theater experience. A theater troupe has adapted Battle Royale for the stage, but there's something uncomfortable about watching teenagers pretend to kill each other…
When we try to understand past civilizations, we usually focus on political structures and religious rituals - the sorts of things that form the cultural backbone of a fledgling society. But humans know how to mix in a little play with all that work...and in this mysterious, 4000 year old civilization on the Indus…